From Our Table to Yours

Friday Arts Project’s first ever digital fundraiser.


WE DID IT! Our goal for this fundraiser was $5000—enough to pay for our studio space & related costs for a year. Thanks to all of you for helping us reach this goal—in the midst of a global pandemic, no less.

Monday, May 25 — Friday, May 29, 2020

Food and Art are two of the things our community rallies around the most. As we dusted off old recipes or attempted new ones, you were invited in for five nights of digital dinner parties followed by warm & insightful conversations with artists both near and far.

This event was staged on two platforms over the course of a week. Each evening began at 5:30pm on Facebook Live as selected local artists skilled in cooking invited us into their kitchens for a cooking show meets interactive performance piece.

Afterward, we all hopped on Zoom at 8pm for artist talks, conversations or presentations with Mako Fujimura, Angelo Geter, Sarah Kennedy Irwin, John Hendrix and Jocette Arıbeyi. Thank you to all who attended,. Below you will find appropriate treats for your enjoyment—in case you want to see it again!

Thank you to those of you who tuned in live to Food & Art Digital Dinner Parties. For those who missed it, we are happy to share all of these Ingredient Lists & How To Videos on our YouTube channel. Feel free to print these out to save in your recipe card box. Additionally, most of these recipes can be found in the Food & Art Cookbook, but you can always follow along with the chef from their kitchen. Thanks for helping us reach our goal!

Download a clickable and printable pdf of the Ingredients Lists from the 2020 archives.

Click on the button below to see the Food & Art Chefs in their kitchens preparing these recipes.

During the second part of each evening—at 8pm—we opened up the Zoom Room with National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s poem, Perhaps the World Ends Here. We selected involved artists from our community in Rock Hill to read the theme poem each night. You can see Joy read her own poem here.

If you missed these readings, or you’d like to see them again, you can click on the link below to see them on our YouTube channel.

Special Edition Cookbook